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My Top 10 Must-Watch for February

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The great thing about having year-round programming is that there is always plenty of great shows (new and returning) and made-for-TV movies to enjoy watching each month.

Whether it is a returning favorite on one of the cable networks or a new series debuting on one of the major networks, TV viewing has become all that more fun because of all the options available.

Here are the top 10 programming options for which I am looking forward to most in February:

RETURNING FAVORITES

The fourth season of The 100 will start on The CW on February 1 at 9 PM.

When Calls the Heart will be back for the start of its fourth season on the Hallmark Channel at 9 PM on February 19.

On February 22, Major Crimes will be back for the remainder of its fifth season on TNT at 9 PM.

DISCOVERING SOMETHING NEW

FX is bringing Legion to the small screen starting on February 8 at 10 PM with Downton Abbey alum Dan Stevens in the lead role. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David Haller has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 30s and institutionalized once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza from Parks and Recreation), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change.

The spin-off series The Blacklist: Redemption will debut on NBC at 10 PM. The world’s most elusive criminals from Raymond “Red” Reddington’s infamous list come together to form an elite mercenary team as they try to regain their self-worth after a lifetime of inflicting damage on the world. Among the operatives are Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold), Susan “Scottie” Hargrave (Famke Janssen), Matias Solomon (Edi Gathegi) and Nez Rowan (Tawny Cypress).

CELEBRATING VALENTINE’S DAY

The Hallmark Channel is best known for being at the forefront of made-for-TV movies, providing a new movie nearly every week from the start of each year through their Winterfest flicks leading all the way through their Countdown to Christmas films.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the following movies will air throughout next month:

February 4 – Walking the Dog at 9 PM, starring Jennifer Finnigan (Tyrant) and Sam Page (Switched at Birth).

February 12 – Valentine’s Again at 9 PM, starring Nicky Whelan (Satisfaction and Matador), Greg Vaughan (Days of Our Lives) and Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

February 13 – While You Were Dating at 8 PM, starring William Baldwin (Backdraft) and Stefanie von Pfetten (Cracked).

February 14 – Dash Of Love at 4 PM, starring Jen Lilley (Days of Our Lives) and Brendan Penny (Chesapeake Shores and Motive).

February 14 – Love At First Glance at 8 PM, starring Amy Smart (Justified and Shameless) and Adrian Grenier (Entourage).

NOTE: Some of these Countdown to Valentine’s Day Hallmark Channel movies could be altered so check your local listings for any changes.

Please make sure to check out our full February TV calendar when it is released closer to the end of this month.

Using her favorite online handle, Rueben is an East Coast-bred gal who is now a permanent Californian and a lifelong tv-oholic. She watches at least 25 TV shows a week, goes to the movies as often as possible, listens to music every waking moment, reads every day and “plays” on the internet every chance she can. Some of her current favorite TV shows are Outlander, Arrow, Grimm, The Blacklist, Teen Wolf, Killjoys, Dark Matter, The Shannara Chronicles, Good Witch, When Calls the Heart, The 100, Switched at Birth, Jane the Virgin, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash and The Fosters (among others). She is looking forward to the limited-run returns of Prison Break and 24: Legacy as well as the debuts of Emerald City and Midnight, Texas. Follow her at @ruebenrambling or contact her at rueben@nicegirlstv.com.